WordCamp Raleigh is an annual, community-organized conference for WordPress users – where attendees of all skill levels can learn, share ideas and meet other WordPress lovers.
This year WordCamp Raleigh was held on November 8 & 9, 2014 at the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University on Centennial Campus. TheeTeam spent the weekend learning about plugins, themes, and SEO tips, in addition to having one of our own speak in the Beginners track.
Sharing the Wealth: What We Learned From WordCamp Raleigh 2014
Here’s a look at what we learned from WordCamp Raleigh:
“People who are searching the web act as if they are on fire. What looks good enough after searching for a few seconds will often suffice – so be sure what you present on the page is optimized for people to find it quickly. Waiting 20 seconds for a page to load is too long – they will go elsewhere.”
“YouTube is better than Vimeo because Google owns YouTube and we want to make Google happy.”
“Always use the codex when you have questions about WordPress.”
“Don’t use admin for a username! That’s the first thing hackers will try.”
“Pay attention to website security – ignorance is not bliss.”
“The main point of your webpage/blog needs to be in the first paragraph. Only 63% of readers will read your third paragraph, and only 32% of them will read your fourth paragraph. The first part of your sentences and paragraph is given the most credibility. If the main message is that you’re a Raleigh web design firm, lead with that, instead of burying it at the end of your paragraph.”
Did you attend WordCamp Raleigh 2014 this past weekend? Comment below or tweet at us (@TheeDesign) and let us know what you learned!